By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Australian based Nigerian welterweight Oywale Omotoso (16-0, 14 KOs) will be in action on May 14 over ten rounds against former world WBF junior middleweight champion Kiatchai Singwancha (29-7, 19 KOs) at the Knox Netball Center in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Omotoso scored the best win of his career when he stopped former world ranked American Emannuel Augustus in nine rounds in 2009. Augustus had defeated world rated Courtnet Burton in 2008 but lost to boxing’s best pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather in nine rounds back in 2000.
Korean welterweight champion Hwan-Young Park (22-5, 20 KOs) was knocked out in three rounds by Omotoso in October 2009.
Singwancha captured the WBF world crown in 2008 when he stopped Hamza Issa (14-5-4) in Cameroon.
Leading Victorian promoter Murray Thomson said, “Singwancha should be a good test for Wale Omotoso. He has held the WBF world title in 2008 and has scored 19 knockouts and has won 29 fights only losing 7.”
Omotoso moved to Australia from Nigeria in 2006 and turned professional under the guidance of the former Australian amateur welterweight champion Thomson.